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Report: Broncos interested in Tony Romo if he hits open market

This is a no brainer scenario for John Elway. With two young and inexperienced quarterbacks, a guy like Tony Romo could help smooth the transition immensely.

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The Denver Broncos have scoffed at the idea of trading for Tony Romo and for good reason. Romo is set to make $14M, $19.5M and $20.5M over the next three years with well over a $20M cap hit in each season. John Elway would not sign up for that kind of baggage.

However, if the Dallas Cowboys decided to flat out cut Romo from the roster that would change things greatly as far as the Broncos are concerned.

According to Mike Klis of 9News, that scenario would allow Elway to pursue Romo at a more reasonable rate and cap hit than a straight trade would provide.

A source in the Broncos’ football department did not dismiss the possibility of bringing in the Dallas Cowboys quarterback -- providing the situation reaches the point where Romo is no longer Cowboys’ property.

With Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch basically 1a and 1b in terms of on-the-field win production, bringing in a veteran like Romo for them both to continue to develop under would be the ideal scenario for Denver.

The Broncos appear to determined to push Lynch to start in 2017, which could be a year too soon for the raw talent out of Memphis. And Siemian definitely hit a wall down the stretch, regressing fairly badly when the team was desperately fighting for a playoff spot. He too could use another year to help process the speed of defenses and improve his read and reaction time.

The likelihood of Jerry Jones simply cutting bait with Romo is small at this point as there should be plenty of suitors willing to eat his current salary to solve their own quarterback woes for a few seasons. Still, it would be an interesting situation if the unlikely happened.